july, 2019

26jul9:00 am5:00 pmQU 2019 - Friday July 26 - Color Confidence - Shannon BrinkleyInstructor: Shannon Brinkley

Event Details


Class description:

In this workshop, we begin (or continue) to train our eye to notice hue, color harmony, and balance. We’ll learn about color theory, exploring classic color palettes and how to build them, and go through several exercises that will literally train our eyes to distinguish subtle differences in color, value, and saturation. We’ll also learn how to mix and match prints, playing with color and scale to create totally unique and beautiful looks.

This workshop is very hands on, concrete, and fun. It is appropriate for quilters who have no idea how to use a color wheel and only ever use precuts; as well as quilters with a great eye for color who are looking to create more interesting, dynamic palettes and develop a signature style (and everyone in between).

Students will learn:

-Color Theory basics
-How to use a color wheel to choose fabrics
-Classic Color Palettes
-The 2 “Magic Dials” that can make any colors work together
-How to identify and use undertones found in neutrals
-How to best mix and match prints
-The key role tone plays, and how to use it to pair fabrics beautifully -How to identify and develop your signature color style

Students will leave class with a tool belt full of ​new color skills​, a ​more refined eye for color​, as well as ​multiple fabric palettes they have put together ​using their signature color style.

Supply List

Find Shannon at (click on each link):  Website      

Books by Shannon at https://shannon-brinkley.com/collections/featured/products/shannons-book-scrappy-bits-applique


Workshops are open to both guild members and non-guild members. Because the cost of the workshops is subsidized by members’ dues, non-members are asked to pay an additional $15 per workshop. Member registration opens Monday, March 18, 2019. Non-members will be able to register for all 2019 workshops after May 1, 2019. Workshop registration policy.

Members: $75 + $2.50 credit card processing fee

Non-Members: $90 + $2.95 credit card processing fee

Online registration is available for both members and non-members. Mail registration instruction will be on the registration page.

See the complete GAAQG Workshop Registration/Refund Policy for more information.

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Contact our QU Registrar at quregistrar@gaaqg.com


(Friday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College Campus

4800 E Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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